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Mass Effect launches today

Posted in Games,News,RPG,Xbox 360 by Chetz on November 21st, 2007

Mass Effect role playing game launches todayToday marks the arrival of BioWare’s next role-playing game. The creators of “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” and “Jade Empire” return with a new science fiction IP they call “Mass Effect” made exclusively for the Microsoft Xbox 360.

The game lets you assume the role of a human military officer named Samuel Shepard. Set in the distant future when humans have colonized the galaxy and interact with alien races, Shepard is given orders to investigate a discovery on a far-off planet that could jeopardize the lives of hundreds of billions. By interacting with non-player characters, using the squad-based combat system and exploring alien worlds in search of clues you will uncover the cosmic danger that lies in store for the galaxy and hopefully find a means to prevent disaster.

THQ to bring Conan for Xbox 360 and PS3

Posted in Games,RPG by Reuben Drake on February 27th, 2007

THQ bringing Conan game for the Xbox 360 and PS3THQ has confirmed that there is a Conan game in the works. This game will be released for both the 360 and the PS3 and is being developed by the same guys who brought Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects to the PS2 – Nihilistic Software.

Playing as Conan himself, this game will be of similar format to the popular God of War. As described by THQ, “Conan is an action adventure video game featuring a story of epic brutality, sheer evil and visceral combat”. Along with this, a deep and gratifying combat system (naturally with deadly weapons included), varied fighting styles, interactive environments, and, of course, more enemies than you can wrap your head around are all promised. Harnessing the power of the next-gen consoles Conan is sure to include its batch of special and lighting effects, …

Fallout 3 Coming Soon to an Xbox Near You?

Posted in Games,News,RPG by Chris Weber on January 20th, 2007

fallout 3 coming to xboxSlipperyBrick is a huge fan of the Fallout franchise. In fact, I would rank the Fallout series as my all time favorite right behind Planescape: Torment. I loved the Fallout humor. The music ,the fifties cartoon-ish illustrations and the ability to put a shiny metal ball through the eyes of a mutant at 50 yards with my Red Ryder BB gun.

Like many fans I have waited for the release of Fallout 3 with a great sense of expectation. Then as the game was sold by Interplay to Bethesda, I assumed that the game would just die. Apparantly, Bethesda has been developing the game since late 2004 and is now working on it with most of its resources.

According to Video Game News,

Speaking to Todd Howard (Executive producer of Oblivion, Morrowind and Fallout) with regard

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Shivering Isles

Posted in Games,RPG,Xbox 360 by Chris Weber on January 18th, 2007

elder scrolls iv shivering isles expansion packOn January 18th, Bethesda announced another expansion to their incredible game, Oblivion. Oblivion is of course known for its machine busting graphics and open-ended game play.

Bethesda says that there is about 30 more hours of gameplay in the expansion. The expansion allows you to explore the realm of Sheogorath, whom you of course remember as the Prince of Madness (I hear he is terribly fun at parties).

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“We’re thrilled with the response that Oblivion has received to date and feel that Shivering Isles will offer a whole new and different experience to anyone who played and enjoyed Oblivion,” said Todd Howard, executive producer for The Elder Scrolls.

The game allows you to use your existing character from Oblivian and Knights of the Nine to explore …